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Jul 26, 2012 6:30am EDT
weather. how hot it would feel coming up. >> a few issues to talk about across baltimore city. we'll detail that coming up. we'll take you outside coming up after the break. hi parents, big year for spelling. here's what the kids will n-e-e-d. ♪ pens and markers, paper wide ruled. ♪ ♪ hoodies, sneakers, tape, sticks of glue.♪ ♪ large boxes pencils, highlighters. ♪ ♪ sneakers and t-shirts. ♪ notebooks and jeans, ♪ notebooks and jeans, ♪ notebooks and jeeeeans, yeah! ♪ ♪ notebooks and jeans! announcer: school takes a lot, target has it all. >>> and we know when they start to get into if upper 630s and 70s we're going to start feeling it. we have a heat advisory to talk about so let me show you the yateses under the heat advisory that goes into effect at lunchtime today. basically every area in the orange color. that expires at 8:00 this evening but it could be reissued as we go into tomorrow because we still will be dealing with heat and humidity. temperatures this morning, we have 70 degrees -- [ no audio ] >> charlie, on to you. >>> who could kidnap cal rip
ABC
Jul 24, 2012 4:30am EDT
of the traffic with mike massco. >>> talking about baltimore city, impacted with the water main break from last week. expect tie ups, especially around light street. we will keeping an eye on 895, issues with the long-term construction, that's going to wrap up next month. 895 northbound, they are working on the bridge. by mid august that should be all taken care of. 69 a, ramp towards the westbound, route 372, going to give you problems this morning. we will talk about your traffic, coming up in a little bit. >>> 7 days in the darks one baltimore county community had to deal with. we will have a live report on what they are saying was the problem. and the latest on the timeline, detours and progress of baltimore's light street water main break. you are waking up to what is new in maryland. you nied power, you never know how much you need it until it's gone. june 29th, knocked out power for hundreds of thousands in the area. one community says the thing could have been avoided. linda so is live to explain. these people say this comes down to the trees. >> reporter: that's right. trees on this ro
ABC
Jul 27, 2012 6:00am EDT
of downed wires and as we slide into baltimore city still talking about the issues due to the sink hole issue and again monument street affecting parts of north glover street. use route 40 as an alternative route. and the tunnels this morning, they are going to be jammed. 895 northbound between exit 7 and 8 we have roadwork as you head into harbor tunnel. and as you head towards fort mchenry tunnel, expect a slow go into the toll plaza due to long-term construction patterns going into the fort mchenry toll plaza. outside we go 95 at 695 looking towards the southwest. pretty good looking commute. another check on traffic coming up in less than 10. charley. >>> back to breaking news we told you about at 4:30. some people in baltimore county may have to find a new place to live temporarily. a two-alarm fire damaged units in an apartment building on yener lane in randeltown. and sherrie johnson is live on the scene. we understand -- randallstown. and sherrie johnson is live on the scene. those living at the complex tell quite a story. >> reporter: that's right. we have all new information f
ABC
Jul 18, 2012 4:55am EDT
who knows a lot about school funding brings his knowledge and experience to baltimore city schools today. brent jeffcoat took all 80 of greenville south carolina schools and transformed the financially strapped system in six years. so now he is going to help out baltimore city schools. he says he can. he has 35 years experience and he is going to talk about how a similar plan could actually work here. we will let you know how it goes. >>> tomorrow we are going to find out who gets nominated for the 64th annual prime time emmy awards. critics think the abc hit show modern family is going to win again. this year's nominee will be unveiled tomorrow morning in los angeles. so we will keep you posted on that. >>> the dark knight opens on friday and already tickets are going on sale. listening to -- listen to this for 100 to $150 on craigslist for a movie. some are more than that. so people have been snatching up the first seats for the midnight showing for the dark knight. >>> now "good morning maryland." >> reporter: we are live in downtown baltimore where the water main break is snagg
ABC
Jul 27, 2012 6:30am EDT
week begins in baltimore city and linda so is live at cafe city in mount vernon. you have been whipping things up all morning for us. what are you bringing back to us? >> reporter: yes, i am going to taste in. >> have you tasted it. >> reporter: hold on a second. but first, tons of restaurant you ken joy. great -- you can enjoy and tons of food and thanks for joining us. so, a lot of restaurants participating this year. >> we have 96 restaurants participating including city cafe. they -- we have a full website so you can search for restaurant by menu or quiz seen type or neighborhood -- cuisine type or neighborhood. there will be pricing information and you can make reservations and figure out how to park or take public transit. >> reporter: and two main price points. >> dinner 20.12 or 30.12 and two course lunch for 15.12. >> reporter: and chef you have been a great sport cook this great stuff. you've impressive menu for restaurant week. >> yeah. absolutely. not only from the four appetizers five entrees and three desserts to choose from. you can't go wrong with it. >> reporter: and yo
ABC
Jul 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
in baltimore city and surrounding counties. these centers will be be opened from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. now each center will have cool air and free water. baltimore city housing has opened two shelters overnight for people without power. just giving them a place to stay. we are under a code red heat alert through today and health officials recommend you remember to drink plenty of water or juice, avoid alcohol and caffeine and wear light colored clothing. during the extreme heat check on your senior citizens as well. make sure they are safe. you can log onto abc2news.com for a complete list of the cooling centers and we have information here and we have the address and telephone numbers for you so you know where to go. and that's all located on the home page. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> more crews are arriving in maryland bringing the total up to a level it was after hurricane irene last year. for a lot of people, that's not good enough. angela says she he lost power friday night along with her entire neighborhood in randallstown and can't remember how many times she says she called bge and
ABC
Jul 27, 2012 5:30am EDT
. baltimore city we have an accident off 83 and construction will continue certainly a long-term project we will have to deal with monument street is closed down again probably subject to closure over the next several days involving that sink hole. outside for a live shot and we will show you 95 at eastern avenue pretty smooth sailing thus far right now. we will talk more about traffic that's coming up in just a little bit. and there's the shot charley look at that beautiful shot. 695 and harford road. >> 5:33 on this friday morning. back to break news for. you some in baltimore county looking for a place to stay after a two-alarm fire broke out overnight. started around 2 this morning. and abc2 news sherrie johnson has the latest. you've been you can -- talking to people who were there when the fire started. >> reporter: they are telling me they believe that it started from a kitchen fire. but fire investigators are trying to figure out the exact cause. that's what neighbors that live here say and they say it's all very scary. they just heard smoke detectors going off loud noises and then
ABC
Jul 18, 2012 6:00am EDT
main break in downtown baltimore. the city has a plan but it's going to take a while. charley crowson is live at the work scene and charley being we hear from the board of public works that will hit up city hall for more money but is there money there? >> yeah. 31,000 dollars is what they will ask for for emergency funds and whether or not the money is there is going to remain to be seen. that meeting is scheduled for later this morning. and we can only assume it's going to be to address this, this huge water main break from monday afternoon. blocking traffic from all the way down to lombard back up to baltimore. big congestion and commuting problems buch businesses and hotels and residents water piping and getting water pressure back is a concern. we are showing you temporary pipes brought in. this is running water to businesses on the west -- east side of the street. west side is without power. we talked to the manager at the 7-eleven and they are having trouble so they are closed for business. we want to show you something. we picked up this half an hour ago. you will only see this
ABC
Jul 9, 2012 6:30am EDT
to the other source and baltimore city right out towards white marsh seeing good downpours of rain. rainfall rates from a half to 3/4 of an inch and we will go up towards the north running along 95 past the maryland house seeing good downpours of rain this morning. just be aware, we have pounding of water. 73 in town. easton at 75. you noticed everything running from west to east this morning and that will be pushing off towards our south. through the course of this morning. it's going to be muggy at 77 around the 8:00 hour a mild day today. not hot. 87 degrees around the 4:00 hour and dropping back down to 80 around 8. we will talk about the forecast in less than 10. lauren cook has a check on what do you do traffic? >> traffic. >> hi. >> your weather and i am traffic except for last week we are dealing with problems in howard county a traffic light is going to be out at the intersection of route 108 right at columbia road. and big problems on 95. we are dealing with an accident up in harford county alodge the southbound lanes at the -- along the southbound lanes. another accident southboun
ABC
Jul 9, 2012 4:55am EDT
. let's swing it around the area and again it's steady heavy rains around baltimore city. you go out towards the beltways and 70. columbia seeing pretty good down pours and out towards essex from 695 towards essex and the chesapeake is seeing good downpours of rain and north of town right around westminster still seeing some of the lightning bolts coming down and that's going to move towards the south and east. we have a flash flood warning in parts of frederick county and we will show you cooler temperatures coming up in a little bit guys.>> this week we will finally get some sort of reprieve from thestifling temperatures we have been experiencing. they blanketed much of the country and here in maryland it's been especially bad. this weekend temperatures in our area reached triple digits. making it uncomfortable anddownright dangerous. sherrie johnson joins with us more on what people are doing and those who fell victim to the heat. >> reporter: yes, finally a break from the heat we have learned so far in maryland, 13 people have died because of the extreme heat. that's according to
ABC
Jul 9, 2012 5:30am EDT
radar and confirm the rain that has been falling from baltimore city all the way down towards dundalk. seeing steady heavy rain. 695 towards white marsh a good downpour rain. a 73 degree reading right now in the city limits. 76 down towards dc. and look at york at 73 degrees. so we are starting to see cooler temperatures coming in. the dew point values that measures the amount of moisture coming down considerably in york. now down to 61. so we will talk lower humidity and going for 87 later today. another check on the forecast coming up in less than 10. lauren cook has a check on traffic. how we doing. >> reporter: well, we are dealing with several accidents across the region. trouble out in frederick where an accident is blocking two eastbound lanes of interstate 70. that's at woodbine road. you can stick with route 1 # 4 as an alternate. more problems in howard county where the traffic lights are out. there's an accident in baltimore city in canton on highland avenue at eastern avenue and heading out to 95, here's what it looks like in white marsh. everything up to speed at route 43
ABC
Jul 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
we get to that, 15 baltimore city schools have been closed as a result of the power outages. for other closures look at the bottom of your screen. >>> are we doing weather or traffic first? look at that rainbow. you are the ray of sunshine. >> a beautiful shot sunshine glistening off of the key bridge. this is encouraging news. we got sunshine to go to work. up to 90, it's lower humidity today. 72 in town. a very mild 80 degrees in dc. rain cooled 72 salisbury. the clouds are thinning out. last six hours showing the storms, violent storms moving through, tons of lightning in the city limits. we were talking about 1200 bolts of lighten in an hour. 93 degrees today. we will rinse and repeat, isolated chance of a shower or gusty thunderstorm. tonight, we are down to around 70 degrees, partly cloudy, the threat of a shower or storm does linger. a look at traffic this morning, 6:00, unfortunately we don't have good news for you. blocked 95 northbound at the fort mc henry tunnel. traffic redirected towards the left tube. this is going to be a mess. speeds are seeing reduced speeds
ABC
Jul 23, 2012 4:30am EDT
that coming up in just a little bit. let's check traffic with baltimore city we are expecting continued delays this morning as light street is closed between east baltimore and lombard street. that's due to last week's water main break. also keeping an eye on long- term construction continuing on 895 northbound between route 2 and frank ford avenue because of bridge repairs and towards parts of 695 between route 1 and 59 minor construction. 695 live shot, pretty good looking commute. the drive times this morning again starting out pretty early. nice commute 23r 9 -- commute from 95 to 83 a 12-minute drive. another check on traffic and weather in a little bit. >>> breaking news at least 11 people are dead fog a -- following a crash in south texas. that happened in the town of goal add 100 -- goal goe lee add in -- goliad. all victims were in the same pickup truck. police are not saying how bad conditions are this morning. >>> it's 4:32. we are getting new information out of aurora colorado. that shooting that killed 12 and injured 58. james holmes sits in solitary confinement and the president
ABC
Jul 3, 2012 5:30am EDT
can take advantage of the cooling centers in baltimore city and surrounding counties. these centers will be opened from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. a each will have cool air and free water and we are still under a code red heat alert through today. and health official recommend you remember to dry water and juice and avoid alcohol and caffeine and wear light clothing during the extreme heat. remember to check on those senior citizens. and you can log onto the website at abc to us -- abc2news.com and we have a list of the cooling centers and we have the addresss also if you need to telephone number as well. so we have a complete list over here and let's see if it goes down there. well, maybe not. we have a complete list here located on the home page. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >> thanks. >>> 5:33. funeral services are happening today for a fallen marine from laurel. lance corporal eugene mills died last week while in afghanistan. he was 21 years old. services are being held this morning at 11 at grace church in fulton. he will be buried at arlington national cemetery at a laterdate. >>> histor
ABC
Jul 5, 2012 5:30am EDT
ahead. >>> looking forward to that. also new this morning firefighters in baltimore city were busy overnight two. two separate two alarm fires and video to show you. one affecting a historic site. came awfully close to the gas station. also this morning, a lifeguard fired for doing his job. what he did now has got other lifeguards calling him away from the scene. that story a lot of you talking about on facebook this morning. "good morning maryland." i'm charlie crowson. alongside mike masco. megan is out live this morning. >> she looks hot out there too. >> it's warm. >> but megan always looks great. >> you said it not me. >> i knew you'd run with that. >> you know we are right there. right there. >> another story by the way we're going to put on the facebook about the san diego fireworks last night. a whole 20 seconds of -- >> big bang rocket goes off. before i ever started. >> that's a good story. 79 degrees charlie. we're starting off very, very muggy and mild. take a look. and maryland's most powerful radar showing a few of the scattered showers and storms out near deep creek.
ABC
Jul 10, 2012 4:55am EDT
in the death of family friend. attorneys will meet with the judge today. >>> police in baltimore city are trying to find a man wanted for murder. this man, 23-year-old kiko stern, he hangs around the bel air edson area, wanted in a murder that happened in may. if you have idea where he is, call 911 as quickly as possible. >>> all of the people charged in the st. patrick's day attack in baltimore pled guilty. the attack on the tourist was caught on cell phone video. the suspect was seen punching and man and sentenced to three years in prison but will serve a year. the other two suspects are on probation. the fourth suspect, baldwin, faces three years in jail as well. >>> arundel county executive will go on trial. leopold is accused of losing security detail to cover personal matters. he is charged with misconduct. he will go on trial september 4th. no comment from the office. >>> we learn how students performed in the maryland school assessment test , the results were made available at 9:00 this morning. let's turn things over to education reporter sherrie johnson, she is out live thi
ABC
Jul 23, 2012 4:55am EDT
minor congestion this morning. we will take you to the city limits baltimore city again dealing with the issues on lomb board street and because of last week's water main breaks. certainly use all the terntive routes to avoid the area. outside we go, 695 ready good looking shot this morning in the drive times showing us conditions are look pretty good on the road. 95 to 83 a 12-minute commute. 795 and 695 to fort mchenry tunnel, about 8 minutes. more traffic and weather in less than 10. charley now over to you. >>> a developing story overnight as 11 people are dead following a pickup crash in texas 100 miles southeast of san antonio. all those injured were in the same ford f250. police are not telling us how bad the other people involved are. the case remains under investigation. 11 dead and just south of san antonio. >>> it's expect to be a emotional day in colorado as the man accused of going on a shooting rampage will make an appearance in court. police say james holmes opened fire during the opening of the dark knight rises early friday morning and sherrie johnson is standin
ABC
Jul 16, 2012 4:30am EDT
color. baltimore city, county, you are under that through the remainder of today. i will talk about when the heat wave will break, those details coming up. >>> if you are traveling through the tunnels this morning, construction does continue on 895, no delays. the northbound lanes of 895, clocking in at 58 miles per hour. 95, white marsh, no problems at route ro43, an easy ride in to the city. as we pull up drive times, no problems on the jfx. 11 minutes to downtown east fayette. 695 clear on the outer loop towards 95. that will tick you eleven minutes. eleven minutes from 95 up to 83. >>> breaking news come out of north baltimore, police are investigating a triple shooting. it happened near del reese park. linda so is live this morning from police headquarters with more on what happened. >> reporter: here is what we know so far, police say the shooting happened inside a house. one person is dead, two people taken to the hospital. police repond responded to 5508 at 1:30 when they got there they found two men and one mom shot. one man was taken to shock trauma. investigators were on the s
ABC
Jul 18, 2012 4:30am EDT
. >> the city of baltimore continues to deal with water main break. i am hive with reports on what -- i am live with reports on what you need to know to get around the problem. >> a sailor sentenced. he learns his fate today. and on the run, a murder suspect reportedly tries to flee with a parked passenger jet and things go from bad to worst. first, staying cool. it's going to be the name of the game again. brace yourself for another scorcher for the 5th time this summer. we hit 100 degrees yesterday and we are expected to be well above the # 0s today. -- 90s today. good morning it's wednesday thanks for joining us i am megan prinko charley live but mike masco joins us. -- pringle, charlee live but mike masco joins us today. >> if we end and continue the stretch, we will be the hottest. let's talk weather and about yesterday. we hit 100. right now it's 81 degrees. not much of a drop in the temperatures to the overnight and we are continuing to see the temperatures that will soar this afternoon. let's look at temperatures right now. 81 degrees and we have been talking heat indexes and dew point
ABC
Jul 3, 2012 6:30am EDT
. >> and this tree snapped off at the base just like many more like it around the city of baltimore. i am charley crowson live with continued cleanup effort. what he down here? walk all gone. good morning maryland continues in a moment. >> good morning. i am mike masco. chesapeake beach nice. the heat and humidity and more storms are in the forecast. full whrr pho -- full weather forecast coming up next. [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or how to keep from driving all over for the best deals. you don't need to run around. safeway gives you real big club card deals each week. this week, the farm comes to you. fresh sweet corn is an amazing 6 for a buck. deer park water is just $3.33 a case. and honey bunches of oats just $1.88 a box. real big deals this week and every week. only at safeway. ingredients for life. [ horn honks ] ♪ oh, those were the best of days ♪ ♪ i still feel the summer rays ♪ that graced our backs as we went down the lane ♪ [ horn honks ] [ male announcer ] when your car is more than just a car to you, the right insurance matters. are y
ABC
Jul 16, 2012 6:30am EDT
is live with breaking news of a triple shooting in baltimore city. sherrie johnson has information on a shooting at nail salon in ellicott city. >> reporter: it feels like i'm in a sauna. a steam bath to be accurate. we can see the sun, clouds are mixing in through today. that's the name of the game. as you step out the door, be on the lookout for the humid weather. this is what is going on now as we look at the graphics here, dundalk, we are looking at a little bit of clouds starting and then we see the sunshine. no matter where you go, the sun cloud mix is the name of the game for today. temperatures coming in around 73 degrees, millersville, northeast, pilesville 69. that's the first 60 i have seen all morning long. we are definitely dealing with humid conditions outside. also, very warm, hot, so we have a heat advisory that is in effect for the areas there shadessed in the orange color until 8:00 this evening. most likely extended through time. we look at maryland's most powerful radar, we have a chance for an isolated shower or storm to pop up in to the afternoon time frame. i
ABC
Jul 5, 2012 4:30am EDT
,000. they are still without power. and much need air-conditioning. most of the people are in baltimore city and in baltimore county. they are the biggest numbers without the power this morning. >>> our outage in d.c. left some riders hiking. take a look at the i video coming in. the green line train lost power monday after waiting in a hot car for another train to come rescue them for about 30 minutes the driver told passengers the rescue train lost power too. that's when people got out of the cars and started walking in the 90-degree heat. the passengers walking to the college park station and people there were concerned that the pregnant and elderly passengers they may be at risk but everyone arrived safely hat college park station. >>> meanwhile in joplin and tuscaloosa some of them are getting new homes. nine homes will be unveiled tomorrow and five in joplin, missouri and four in tuscaloosa, alabama. you'll recall both of those cities affected by major tornadoes last year. >>> news around the nation at least three florida lifeguards are now looking for new jobs after rescuing a drownin
ABC
Jul 6, 2012 6:00am EDT
. three of the them from baltimore city and the fourth from montgomery city. cooling centers will be open and if you head to abc2news.com we have a list of the locations. >>> saying it is too earlier to blame bge for a slow response now that we are in day seven. pikesville one of the areas still without power and people who live there say they're getting very frustrated with bge. >> nobody is happy until all the power is back on but we don't at this point have the data to grade fairly the performance one weighter other. >> i think the pons is bad, no one -- the response is bad, no one can give you any answers and you're suffering. >> the idea of burying power lines does not seem to be going way. they have been calling on a pse to study it. power still a problem after a lot of storms hit the area and more than 30,000 people without power this morning. so this morning abc2 news is live at the bte call center where they have been getting an ear full. >> reporter: they have indeed. let's update the numbers we're down to 27,000, they have restored power to 3000 people in the matter of about an
ABC
Jul 31, 2012 4:30am EDT
. we have a few problems in baltimore city. we are dealing with the repairs to the water main break. light street is shut down between baltimore and lombard street. you can use hopkins place as an alternate. east baltimore, a huge searching hole. so monument street will be closed between patterson park avenue and wolf street. no problems on 95 through white marsh. it will be clear as you head towards eastern avenue. and heading out to the harrisburg expressway, this is what it looks like in hunt valley at shawan road. nothing to get in your word towards 695. and this is what the beltway looks like in overly lea overrule -- over lea -- overlea. >>> five things to know before you head out the door this morning. new health care coverage for women takes effect tomorrow under the affordable care act. senator barbara mikulski isjoining democrats today to announce the plan. >> the rally at penn state in a parking lot there. a radio program hosting a rally to show support for the football players who decided to remain with the nittany lions amid the sanctions. >>> with the drought situation
ABC
Jul 6, 2012 5:30am EDT
at the cool center in baltimore city -- call center in baltimore, right now, at a 95% success rate and more crews coming into to help. joining me right now laquisha has been here 13 days. >> 7 straight days for the storm anxiousing phone calls. >> -- answering phone calls. >> reporter: how has ha been for you, taking the calls, i'm sure the frustration is taxing on you. >> we have to be empathetic and i lost my power so i can understand how they feel. >> reporter: when you're relate to go a customer is something you might tell them because the human element of what you're trying to do, but you're saying i'm in the same boat you are. >> that's the first thing i advise them, i'm out of my power as well, and they understand i'm in the same boat they are. >> reporter: are have you had a caller who was especially polite. >> we've will people call in and say hey, thank you, i see you guys are working this one lady didn't have the power on and she wanted to thank us for the hard work we've done. >> reporter: to the other side of the coin, have you had people who are unusual unhappy,. >> of course.
ABC
Jul 18, 2012 5:30am EDT
of estimates, water officials here in baltimore city will ask about 30,000 dollars for emergency repairs. we can only assume megan it's to continue fixing the issue. three weeks out, more detours going into downtown baltimore in the inner harbor. and megan, a lot of people will be concerned because we have got festivals coming up this weekend. the o's are back in town next week and you have the general weekend traffic coming down to the inner harbor. >> we will have to keep on top of that. so many people head downtown baltimore for artscape which is this weekend. >>> looking at news around the nation, surveillance video he caught a motorized school -- caught a motorized scooter mishap. woman tried to take the up escalator despite the fact there was a lift just 50 feet away. you can see her tall back -- falling backwards on other passengers a subway worker pushed the escalator emergency stop button. it turns out the woman managed to walk a-- or the worker managed to back away from the incident. pretty amazing sight. >>> a man near pittsburgh jumped on from a moving vehicle to get away from so
ABC
Jul 10, 2012 6:00am EDT
it, its a wa main that needs to be fixed in baltimore city. here are the areas, talking about wilkins to the north, 195, 895, west of cherry hill and carol park on the east. dpw workers will check problems with the water main, since everyone's water is connected, people in the countys are asked to pay attention to how they use water. >> beginning this week, we will begin testing water systems adjustments, redirecting flows, which would last for 48 hours. this is to ensure that we can provide adequate supply of water for all of our customers when we begin repairs. we are calling on citizens to conserve water. >> reporter: by conserving water, they mean to ask you to use your water weisly, wisely. if you have to do the laundry or run the dishwasher, do that early in the morning or later at night. if you live in the city and lose your water, call 311 to report the problem. if you live in the county, 410- 396-5352. linda so, abc2 news. >>> today we may finds out what is next in the case in the man accused of killing his roommate and eating his organs. kenya of harford faces murder charges
ABC
Jul 2, 2012 6:30am EDT
information from baltimore city mayor, stephanie rawlings blake's office, the heat alert has been extended through tuesday because of dangers from hot temperatures. today, at 10:00 this morning, ice will be passed out to people at four locations, the community action program will operate five centers around the city, open from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. cool air and free water. the health department's office of aging and care services will operate six additional cooling centers and the health department recommends that you remember to drink water or juice, avoid alcohol and caffeine and wear light colored clothing. 25 people have utilized the five cooling community rooms are open as cooling centers as well. local pet stores like pet smart and animal control centers offered facilities to help pets. call 311 to report downed trees in the roadways and call 911 for police, fire and medical emergencies and log on to abc2news.com for a list of those cooling centers we have all the information and telephone numbers on our home page. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> number of streets and avenues contin
ABC
Jul 23, 2012 6:30am EDT
watching baltimore city this morning, continuing to see delays as you make your way downtown again lombard light street affected in addition to fleet street and caroline and bomb street due to the water main break from last week. >>> beautiful shot. 43. things are smooth sailing. the drive times look like this. 695 downtown. a 12 minute ride. 795to 95, 13 minutes and 12 34eu7b9s from 95 to 83. -- 12 minute from 95 to # 3. charley back to you>>> back to developing story we have been following. at least 11 people are dead after a pickup truck left a highway crashing into a tree in southeastern texas. this happened last night in near goliad, about 100 miles southeast of san atono. all victims were in the same f- 250 forward pickup and another 12 people were hurt. some of them have life- threatening injuries. well as the man who is accused of going on a shooting rampage inside a colorado theater, prepares to head to court, the national debate over gun control is intensifying. scripps investigative unit went undercover in virginia to buy a type of high capacity gun clip that can hold up to 30 b
ABC
Jul 23, 2012 5:30pm EDT
baltimore, students enjoy a good breakfast before hitting the classroom. it's part of the child first summer program. >> we're dedicated to summer learning laws, which is very prevalent among children in baltimore city who zoo get a chance to be a part of some summer program. and we really want our young people to excel and to -- when fall comes along to be on point in their grade. >> reporter: the four-week program allows 60 students to connect classroom skills to real world activities. today students are learning to make a healthy salad in a cooking class. by the looks of things, they're enjoying the lesson. >> i like cooking. we get to try out new things. >> we do activities and learn a lot. >> students also enjoy other classes like arts and crafts, sports and games. the students what they learn to become more productive with hands on experience. they're responsible in using both learning and real world skills. this shows how to use what they're learning to create a product which could be used on an open market. it's held during the school year. >> i like that we can learn all day and do
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Jul 25, 2012 5:00pm EDT
information on the book, head to our website right now at abc2news.com under the baltimore city section. >>> well, sum per time means -- summertime means more opportunities for your kids to play yod. >> and the jackson family turmoil continues. now who's in charge of watching michael's kids. [ female announcer ] letting her home be turned into a training facility? ♪ this olympian's mom has been doing it for years. she's got bounty. in this lab demo, one sheet of new bounty leaves this surface cleaner than two sheets of the leading ordinary brand. bounty has trap and lock technology to soak up big spills and lock them in. let the spills begin. p&g. proud sponsor of the olympic games. >>> a new study out of denmark shows a group of patients have a higher risk of heart attacks. patients over 60 years old were more than 25% more likely to have a heart attack within two weeks of surgery. six weeks after surgery, the risk of heart attack dropped. >>> summer is a great time for kids to get out and play. sometimes accidents happen. it's best to prevent injuries. the type of shoes your child w
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Jul 5, 2012 6:00am EDT
,000 in baltimore city and no power means no air-conditioning and with the heat it is downright miserable. megan pringle is out live at one neighborhood in baltimore county and we're being told now the power isn't coming back on until late into the weekend but some people they've got their power back megan? >> reporter: some people woke up with power this morning charlie. now if you walk around the naked you can see a lot of scars from the deadly storms that happened last week. for example take a look at this tree. you can see -- it fell on this fence. felt on some power lines and that's the problem for this neighborhood. that's why a lot of people don't have power yet but take a look. crews are working on it. you can see that's ron up there with bge, he's been on the job for a couple of years and says -- [ indiscernible ] 16 hour shifts and as you know, it's hot. so it's not only hot for the crews working out here but also for the people who don't have power. and i know that people who don't have power -- [ indiscernible ] >> all right, we've got some technical problems there with peg began and
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Jul 31, 2012 6:00am EDT
would first go to baltimore city, then calvert charles and kent and montgomery and st. mary's counties. other counties could be added a bit later. >>> time for check on our weather. and it's dry. >> it is dry. you are talking about st. mary and and calvert county they are getting hit with storms. good news we need the rain especially along the eastern shore but we are not getting any. and that's what i don't like to see. going into the afternoon we have that chance. as long as we have the chance that's a good thing. see the big picture and nasty thunderstorms firing up in alabama. showers and thunderstorms dropping through michigan and heading into indian ohio. look what we are watching. showers and thunderstorms off along the coast this morning. and this little system could ride up the coast and make that turn inward. we are watching that because it could bring us much need rain as we go through time. we will see how that goes but for right now this is what we are looking at. showers and thunderstorms around dore chest erin calvert county and ocean city get getting hammered and this i
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Jul 19, 2012 4:55am EDT
harbor. it's touching. however today members of baltimore city fire department will climb and remember. it's all part of the 9/11 memorial stair climb. they're going to walk up 110 flights of stairs to remember the victims of those attacks. the same number of flights that were in the world trade center towers. each climber is going to carry a picture of a firefighter who died in the attacks. 343 members of the new york city fire department died on september 11th. today's event starts at noon at the hilton baltimore hotel and we'll be there. >>> a crazy day yesterday with the weather. highs breaking 100 and severe weather last night. >> who didn't keep an eye on the tries in the backyard? we're going to look at the damage in one home that left the firefighter injured. >> also you exercise as much as you can but you still have concerns about your heart. a new pill your doctor could prescribe that will help you keep your doctor healthy. >> maryland's most powerful radar is saying that 400 miles away we have another storm we have to watch out for today. we're going to track it for you. lau
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Jul 19, 2012 6:30am EDT
195. now if you are in baltimore city another accident. it's going to be right on west baltimore street at mount street. and heavy delays down in the inner harbor that's all due to the water main break. light street is shut down that's right between baltimore streetling and lombard street. definitely use mass transit if you can or always stick with hopkins place or fayette street. there's a detour if place but do -- detour in place but do allow yourself some extra time. the outer loop will remaybe that way down to route 40 and here's the beltway looking like in overly at bel air road. the outer loop also picking up up towards loch raven boulevard but fortunate no knobs down -- problems down to 95. if you want a chance to win a $600 gas gift card. go to my facebook page. >>> who wouldn't love to hit the day spa with your pets? sometimes the tags and cats they -- dogs is cats they need r&r. >> they work so hard in the home. best friends forever. get it fur ever. they are the doggie day care and overnight resort and they open august 1st. cockeysville. it will feature a canine senior
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Jul 5, 2012 6:30am EDT
. but overnight baltimore city police hard at work on two separate two alarm fires in the city. both of them right around midnight. the first called in at 11:30. the second called in at the stroke after 12:00. and abc2 news' sherrie johnson has more on the fire at one of historic sites got a number of people worried. >> reporter: that's right charlie you know we have all new reaction and video this morning for you. abc2 news was the first on the scene in the overnight fire in northwest baltimore inside the old ambassador theatre. this is what the scene looked lightning a little before 1:00 this morning. here on liberty heights avenue. authorities say the fire broke out around midnight and now investigators have not sure -- are not sure what caused the fire exactly but crews had it under control in about 30 minutes. the ambassador theatre hear not been movie theater since 1968 and served as a church in recent years and also the sister theater of the theater if baltimore. it sits next to a gas station and had some witnesses nearby concerned after they saw flames shooting from the building. >> it was
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Jul 4, 2012 4:55am EDT
for the fireworks display at the inner harbor. after last year's outbreak of violence you may remember baltimore city police say they do have a now plan in place to keep the peace. a perimeter fence a bike racks will circle inner harbor to control the crowds there. police will be watching visitors with cameras as well as helicopters. >> we wish that people were adult and would conduct themselves the right way that when -- but when they don't we will do our jobs. >> police expect more than 200,000 people to flood the inner harbor for the fireworks show. it's ten times the size a new year eve crowd. >> people brought chairs and tarps and anything to watch the 4th of july parade. people start planning well in advance. so don't expect a front row spot today. today people have been coping out those thor for weeks. after the parade there's going to be live music at 6:30. catonsville high school will perform and the fireworks show happens at 9. >> on the docket for today mount washington begins at 10 this morning, it will start the spring well and trail down wexford and parade in towson begins at 10:po
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Jul 19, 2012 6:00am EDT
is a day that evokes emotion in all of us and today members of the baltimore city fire department will do their part to help us remember. what they're going to do is walk up 110 flights of stairs to remember the victims of those attacks. the reason why it's 110 flights of stairs, that's the same number of floors at the world trade center towers, each climber is going to carry a photograph of a firefighter who fied in the attack -- tied in the attack. >>> come november you will decide the fate of the dream act. it offers in-state tuition prices to children of illegal immigrants. this afternoon supporter are going to be marching through the fells point and through the inner harbor asking for equal rights for the children of illegal immigrants. >>> you have your chance to give the input on the proposed new wal-mart in bel air at the intersection of plum tree road and 924. you can ask questions and the meeting is scheduled at the patterson mill middle and high school. it starts at 6:30. you can speak with the developers and give them your thoughts, some people wholy by the area they sear -- w
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Jul 4, 2012 6:30am EDT
have got the 5 hundred repeaters and beast unleashed and christmas in july and emerald city premier and that's the big stuff when you go to the professional shows in downtown baltimore wherever it is this is the kind of stuff you are seeing here and this recreates theprofessional effect the professionals can do. we get as close as we can. and single shot tubes and small rear peaters and red, white blue area is is a reloadable motor cap. >> beast unleashed i love it. you brought one we can set off and this is a novelty what's the story behind this one. >> this is the rock around the clock fountain similar to the one we let off a minute ago but wheels will shoot off from the side 108 and the hour and minute hand will turn as it goes off. >> fire that baby up. this one we should tell you as he does quit laughing. seriously go ahead. fire it up. now we should mention this is one of the fireworks that is legal in maryland so we are not doing anything that is uncroup louse. he will do this on this 4th of july to see action and spirit in the parking lot. come back over here while we watch
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Jul 16, 2012 4:55am EDT
of a shower. the temperature in baltimore, coming in at 74 degrees. ocean city, 75. a good place to go. 73 altuna. 72 pittsburgh. we can see the 70s around the board there. weather pattern looks like this, pumping in the humidity and also the heat for today. for the next several days. it won't be until a cold front traverses in to wednesday and thursday, temperatures will drop off a by. we are looking -- off a bit. we are looking at the possibility for a shower, continuing through the next several days. for today, the temperature coming in at 95 degrees, very hot outside, with the humidity, we will feel like we are in the triple digits up to 105 for the heat index. this is a look at the seven-day forecast. i have good news, strong storms in to wednesday, then we drop the temperatures back to normal levels as we head in to the weekend. over to you. >>> health news. subtle changes in the way a person walks could be a warning sign for alzheimers. the findings are the fist to link a physical symptom to the disease which up until now require doctors to begin a diagnosis. in the study, doctors
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Jul 19, 2012 4:30am EDT
at the intend sea, air and space museum in new york city. >>> and another attraction in baltimore the historic mansion house at the maryland zoo reopens today. built in 1801 the house has been a home to a restaurant, a day school and to bird. it opens tonight at 5:30. >>> can you buy local? that's the challenge and it starts on saturday. today governor o'malley is hosting a buy local cookout at government house. so this is basically what you're encouraged to do. use one locally bought product for each of your meals. >>> and check this out. a piece of toast now going in the auction block in london. looks -- okay. but this is not just any normal piece of toast. it was served to prince charles the morning of his wedding to princess diana 1981. it's expected to fetch around $800. i think the obvious question guys this morning if you're watching at home is why? >> why. >> i'd pay $1,000. >> of course you would. >> $2,000. >> our facebook question something to think about this morning. whose toast would you buy? let us know and weigh in on facebook. >> not that piece of toast. >> lauren cook is here
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Jul 17, 2012 4:55am EDT
. >>> it's going to -- the city is beginning to prepare for the baltimore grand prix. you can buy tickets at 58 dollars for the saturday races and 95 dollars for sunday -- 85 dollars for the saturday races and 95 dollars for the sunday race. time to start the 5:00 hour. >>> now, good morning maryland." >> breaking news out of canada a shooting at a backyard barbeque leaves two dead and 19 people injured. why the investigation is going on and where it stand this morning. >> reporter: things are a mess downtown from the massive water main break. what it means for your commute and how long before things get back to normal. [ no audio interest station ] >> it's tuesday july 17th. good morning i am charley crowson. >> i am megan pringle. thanks for joining us. a whole lot to talk about. but one of the big stories is the heat. >> that's going to be big and continuing. lynette charles is outsidegiving us a taste of what's going on. people planning for the day how bad will it be? >> out here today, temperatures i am forecasting around 98. so close to 100. a lot of spots will hit 100s. but today w
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Jul 9, 2012 6:00am EDT
't be said for two other fire companies. as of today, truck 15 in east baltimore and squad 11 on the city's south side will be shut down permanently. their crews will be reassigned to other firehouses. fire chief jim clack says cutting the companies will prevent rotating firehouse closures going on for the past two years. now all three fire companies were slated to close on july 1st but the city kept them open to respond to the storms that hit our area last week. linda so, abc2 news. >>> 40 people in laurel are wake up in other homes after fires swept through the apartment building. sunday morning, people living on tiger lily path were told to get out of the smoke from the third floor window. look at this video. part of the building collapsed. two firefighters suffered minor injuries including one being overcome by the heat. red cross is helping those displaced families get back on the feet. >>> most helpless feeling for a neighbor a home catches fire and so involved they couldn't do anything to safe person. >> a woman died in her home before anyone could save her. sherrie johnson is here
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Jul 30, 2012 4:55am EDT
at baltimore street. you can use hopkins place. if you are using 95 to get in to the city, here is a live look at 395, a nice easy ride and if you are traveling the through the fort mc henry, 8 minutes to travel from the beltway to the toll plaza. if you are using the west side, that's in great shape as well. 11 minutes on the outer loop from 795, towards 95. no issues in to the city. 11 minutes from the beltway downtown to east fayette street. a look at your traffic, now here is lynette charles. >>> satellite and radar, not picking up on a lot. we have one little storm, you see that there along the bay. that is not affecting us. we have a better chance for an isolated shower this afternoon and then the chances go up in to tomorrow. let me take you outside, we have a little bit less than an hour before the sun begins to rise. we can see what is going on in bel air, nice and quiet. fair skies and cars trying to move along the roadways. all in all, things are quiet this morning, that's going to be the trend, as we go in to the afternoon. temperature in northville, 70 degrees, 71 chestertown, edg
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Jul 2, 2012 4:55am EDT
rawlings blake passed out ice at a northeast baltimore community. the action program will operate five centers around the city, they will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. each will have cool air and free water. the health department's office of aging and care services will offer 6 additional centers on a code red heat alert day, the health department recommends that you remember to drink water or juice. avoid alcohol and caffeine and wear light colored clothing. check on your senior citizens, call 311 with the heat related medical emergency and log on to abc2news.com for a complete list of the cooling centers and that story is located on our home page. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> mta wants everyone to know public transportation is operational and up and going this morning. crews said they were able to meet the needs of people to get somewhere if they need to today. bus service will arun but commuters could face diversions because of the streets blocked by fallen trees or power outages. >>> back over to mike, we thought we were out of the woods last night, around 12:30, a round r
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Jul 4, 2012 5:30am EDT
on monday, july 9th. >> absolutely. on tuesday the city extended their stay until monday july 9th. something to keep in mind. head to abc2news.com if you want more information. >>> downtown baltimore will be buzzing with thousands of people ready to celebrate independence day. and they will be doing it with a fireworks display but city ofixes say they have been -- officials say they have been working all week to prepare for the large number of people. >> to not have a repeat of last year sherrie johnson is here on what's being done to keep 2000,000 -- 200,000 people. >> reporter: tonight is the huge night for the fireworks display. city police are expecting a large crowd for the festivities and they say they are ready. after the celebration last year, a man was stabbed to death with a broken bottle on pier 5 and a 4-year-old boy walking with his father was shot in the leg. this year, baltimore police say they have a new plan in place to make sure it is safe for people to come and celebrate the 4th at the inner harbor. they will use a perimeter fence made up of bike racks about waist high and
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Jul 24, 2012 6:30am EDT
coming in around 75 degrees ocean city. a great place to go to cool down a bit. 75 now in baltimore, 77 philly and new york. altuna, seeing 7s. not picking up on a lot in terms of the wet weather. you have to go towards the west and north in to indiana, they are dealing with showers and thunderstorms moving in to the picture, the cold front will move to the south. showers and thunderstorms in to the afternoon as well. high pressure pumping in the heat and humidity for today. he is the chance for scattered showers as we go in to the afternoon. commute home could be on the wet side. not everybody is going to get wet. scattered showers in nature if it happens. for today, i'm going with around 94 degrees, low to mid- 90s. that's well above average, we will do it too many. it won't be as wham. more seasonable and this is a look at your forecast for tonight if u heading to the game. a thunderstorm is possible. now a check of the traffic with mike masco. >>> good morning. let's get you to the roads. 695, that's where we find a trouble spot. this is due to a car fire outside of catonsville, ma
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Jul 2, 2012 4:30am EDT
. because of the temperatures, the code red heat alert has been extended through tuesday. baltimore mayor passed out ice in a community trying to help in the heat. the community action program will operate five centers around the city, the centers will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., each will have cool air and free water. the health department's office of aging and care services will offer 6 additional centers on a code red heat alert day. the health department recommends that you remember to drink plenty of water or juice. avoid alcohol and caffeine, wear light colored clothing. remember to check on senior citizens and you can call 311 with a heat related medical emergency and log on to abc2news.com for a complete list of the cooling centers. that story is listed on the home page. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> in the midst of the weather, news to help you cool down, july is national ice cream month and a good excuse to head to the nearest ice cream shop to help clear down. today 42 baltimore county public scales will be closed -- schools will be closed. teachers are already in th
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Jul 18, 2012 6:30am EDT
happening in boughtmore today. governor will meet with city and state lawmakers. and sherrie johnson has more on today's meeting. >> reporter: well, today baltimore mayor stephanie rawlings-blake goneor o'malley and house speaker bush is meet with the house delegation. it will be in baltimore and the mayor supports expanding gambling to allow table games at a planned baltimore casino. the governor wants to call a special session. once a consensus is reached. governor expressed confidence a consensus will be forged to pass legislation this summer. now a proposal for a casino at the national harbor has complicated the negotiations. the window of opportunity is creeping towards a close for a special session before an august deadline to approve ballot language for voters to get the final say in november if law makers approve legislation. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> six families in howard county are celebrating a victory this morning. people who live on coon hunt court will have a new address soon. the families felt it had negative racial connotations so the name will be april wind circle
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Jul 19, 2012 5:30am EDT
the jfx to get into the city though fortunately no delays from the beltway all the way downtown to east fayette street. a live look in downtown baltimore right now where repairs continue on that massive water main break. it continues to shut down light street between baltimore street and lombard street. use mass transit if you can and other alternates include hopkins place or even fayette street. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. stay with us, there's much more coming up on "good morning maryland." [ male announcer ] want the most enjoyment from your home entertainment? here's the perfect solution. switch to a verizon fios triple play and upgrade your entertainment equipment with our 100% fiberoptic network and whole home solution, including a high-speed wireless router, plus a new multi room dvr and new hd set top box free for 12 months. hurry. switching has never been easier with the fios whole home solution. upgrade your home with one easy package. call 1.888.get.fios. contact the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v. welcome to life on fio
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